How can I use a USB pen drive to boost RAM on my PC?

twinkle July 27, 2010
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I have a 4GB USB pen drive, can I use it for increasing my computer’s RAM and boost its performance?

  1. Holloway_emily
    October 21, 2010 at 5:11 am

    use a micro SD card on a laptop for readyboost and some desktops also. It helps a bit on the slower pc's, not so much on a faster one..

  2. Ericpeacock79
    August 3, 2010 at 5:17 am

    readyboost is a nifty concept, but usb is WAY slower than regular ram interface, so i think is creates a bottleneck more than anything else.

  3. Aibek
    July 31, 2010 at 11:47 am

    You can use it for ReadyBoost but as twinkle said I don't think you will be seeing a significant speed increase.

  4. Srinivas G
    July 27, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    If you use Windows Vista or later, you can use the readyboost technology to do this, as mentioned in this forum > http://forums.cnet.com/5208-12546_102-0.html?threadID=238817#2433856 . But I don't think you'll notice any significant increase in speed. Moreover, as far as I know, frequently writing data to a flash drive can wear it out!